I purchased a Coolpix 2000 (for bithday parties and the like).
Since I have a quite decent printer (Lexmark Z-33), I decided to print some of the photos in A4 format (about 8x11 inches).
First I tried coated paper (cheap). Absolutelly lousy.
So, I purchased glossy paper - 50% as expensive as silver B&W paper.
Made first print - colors were way off.
Made color adjustments, second print - so and so.
More color adjustments, third print - call it acceptable.
Looked at how much ink I've used - almost half a cartridge.
Burned a CD ROM and brought it to the nearest Frontier printer...
It's only easy in manufacturer's ads.